Hall table and mirror Olive ash burr veneers with masur birch were used to create an ‘aged* effect for this piece. The details below show the use of dyed veneers for the marquetry ivy that grows across the table top and face of the frame.
Table: 860 x 910 x 410mm / 34 x 36 x 16 in. Mirror: 915×61 Omm / 36 x 24 in.
‘Constant attention to detail must be applied at every stage of the process, from the very first meeting with the client to the delivery of the piece. There is no opportunity for siockness at any stage."
Although trained as a furniture maker as well as a designer Gordon Russell now spend his time solely designing, drawing his inspiration, he tells me, from the sensuality of the female form. The making facility at Detail was closed in 1996 and it is now done by carefully chosen makers in their own workshops.
Gordon’s company is aptly named because it is the constantly monitoring of the minutiae to produce the quality he wants that is all- important to him.
‘Reflections of a hoarder’
Deep cut solid bird’s eye maple The full length mirror is pivoted and the doors become shelves in the open position.
2000 x 600mm / 79 x 24 in.
Upholstered in cherry cotton velvet. The nozzle has been gold leafed while the studs are in polished brass and the legs in steamed beech.
900 x 2200 x 900mm t 35 x 87 x 35 fn.
‘Reynolds’ dining table and ‘Queens’ chairs
The table has a drop leaf and swing legs. Solid maple, cast aluminium and blue glass. Chairs with tan leather upholstery.
1800 x 1000mm / 71 x 39 in
Steamed beech and nickel plated steel. The mirror is supported on twin gooseneck supports allowing full flexibility of movement. 1800 x 500mm / 71 x 31 in.
Nest of cubes
Made in alpi-lignum with solid boxwood edge details The grain direction alternated to effect a harlequin impression around the faces.
Largest cube: 600mm / 24 in.
The table is finished in a polyester resin and the ‘lily’ chairs are fully upholstered. Glass panels have been etched to echo the design of the nearby reception area.
The table: 3000 x 1100mm / 118 x 43 in ‘
Home study with storage cabinet Interior storage features suspension filing and adjustable shelving. The desk has hollow back legs for cable access to the management disc in the top. American white oak and cast iron.
Tall backed dining chair upholstered in black leather with solid oak frame.
The desks have cable management facilities along the back edge under bronze flaps. Black desk top lino with solid English oak.
6600mm/21ft 6 in.